Raised bed drainage issues

I was building my first raised bed ever and I’m placing it in my back yard.  The issue is, when it rains, my yard floods a bit and I was wondering if that will negatively affect my raised bed. I…

Drainage

Is there a way to add some kind of drainage to a low spot in our lawn, right beside a patio and a sidewalk. We cannot build up the area so it would have to be underground I think. It…

Weeding in the Rain

With all the rain forecast in the next couple of weeks in the GTA, can weeds be manually pulled from soil, or does it damage the soil structure? It seems tempting since the moisture and weed root adherence to the…

Yard Grading

My backyard fence line is the highest point of the yard, which grades towards the house. The back fence is one-half raised vegetable bed with peonies, a Japanese maple and ground cover to one side, and dwarf lilac, euonymus grafted…

Planting Snake Plant Indoors

Hello. I want to plant a snake plant indoors, in a tall planter with drainage. I know the roots of this plant are shallow…so should I place a lot of rocks at the bottom and just put growing medium towards…

Container Gardening

Hi there, I am filling 5 large planters that are built into my ipe wood deck and am in need of some advice since I’ve never done this before. All the planters are lined with styrofoam and pvc pond liner.…

Sterilizing wooden containers

I have containers made of pine with hardwood bases. What is the best way to sterilize the pine wood and hardwood in the containers so that any fungus harboured in the wood (we had early blight last summer for the…